Your website is important. Keeping it fresh and functional is a vital part of engaging with your audience. It spreads your message, solicits donors and provides information to the demographics you serve. Sometimes it needs a full redesign to do all those things well. Other times, a fresh coat of paint can do the trick.

Here are a few examples of both.

AJA Foundation

The AJA Foundation works to support organizations that help disadvantaged or at-risk people overcome their circumstances and change the course of their lives.

GOALS FOR REDESIGN

Teach

AJA wanted to make it a place for nonprofits and grantees to learn about the foundation, what their focus is, and how to apply for a grant.

Inspire

Not only did AJA want to inspire people to give, they wanted people to see the kind of work they would be investing in.

Celebrate

During the redesign, it was important to highlight specific projects, like UNICEF and other collaborative efforts.

DreamCatchers Foundation

DreamCatchers is a network of high school and college student clubs dedicated to fulfilling the end-of-life dreams of hospice patients in their communities. When the shelter-in-place orders of 2020 kept more seniors isolated, the DreamCatchers Foundation had the idea of creating a virtual pen pal program that connects seniors to volunteers,

GOALS FOR REDESIGN

Accessibility

A website created to help seniors in isolation had to be designed in a way that made it comfortable to use – larger fonts, easy navigation, and clear directions.

Connection

The DreamCatchers Foundation needed a platform that allowed seniors to easily create accounts to exchange videos and messages with a pen pal.

Simplicity

The learning curve had to be low. We created this platform so it was easy to understand, easy to create an account, and easy to keep in touch during difficult times.

Eryc Taylor Dance

Eryc Taylor Dance is a nonprofit New York City modern dance company focused on original performances, grants, movement therapy, and more. Their old site had too much information on it. It was confusing and difficult to navigate. So they started fresh with some focused goals.

GOALS FOR REDESIGN

Engagement

ETD wanted more people to engage with their website in a meaningful way – subscribe to the newsletter, purchase merchandise, and come back for more info.

Education

The new site had to explain more succinctly what they do and why it is important for the community.

Showcase

They needed a website that didn’t just tell a message, but one that showed them a story. More images and videos of dance were added to engage and educate visitors.

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship

The J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust is to financially aid deserving caddies in their pursuit of higher education. Originally, the scholarship lived as a microsite on a larger website, but creating their own site allowed them more control of their brand and reach.

GOALS FOR REDESIGN

Donations

Like most nonprofits, the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship needed to ensure a smooth and secure donation process online.

User Friendly

The new website needed to provide all the information to visitors, as well as being able to clearly direct them back to the original site.

Modernize

By cutting down on copy and adding more graphics, they were able to modernize their look without sacrificing their brand.

Padres Pedal the Cause

Padres Pedal engages the San Diego community through year-round events and programs including an annual peer-to-peer fundraising event, all to raise money for cancer research.

GOALS FOR REDESIGN

Gamification

A little friendly competition can help drive donations. Padres Pedal asked for a custom leaderboard to enhance the experience.

Pledge Form

Padres Pedal needed a pledge form for those who did not want to donate online, but wanted to send a check to the cause.

Seamless

By using their existing platform, the gamification and pledge processes worked seamlessly with their current site.

What's Next?

If you’re looking for more inspiration or have questions about what to do next with your website, we’ve got you covered. Check out these additional blog posts for some guidance. Or get in touch with an expert at Mittun to have all your nonprofit website questions answered.

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